Black Business and Economic Power (Rochester Studies in African History and the Diaspora)

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9781580461146: Black Business and Economic Power (Rochester Studies in African History and the Diaspora)

This is the first collection on historical and contemporary black business in Africa and the American diaspora, as well as transatlantic business between the United States and Africa. The contributors, all internationally recognized in their fields, provide African and non-African perspectives on various aspects of the black business experience. The first section of this book examines the history of business in Africa, with emphases on indigenous practices, regional commerce, and the linkages between Africa and other parts of the world. The second section looks at the creation of modern entrepreneur management practices. The third and final section deals with the various aspects of contemporary black business in the United States. This book seeks to inform readers and stimulate further research on black business in, as well as between, Africa and the African diaspora in America. Alusine Jalloh is Associate Professor of History and founding Director of the Africa Program at the University of Texas at Arlington. Toyin Falola is the Jacob and Frances Sanger Mossiker Chair in the Humanities and University Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Texas at Austin.

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ALUSINE JALLOH is associate professor of history and founding director of the Africa Program at the University of Texas at Arlington. TOYIN FALOLA is the Frances Higginbothom Nalle Centennial Professor in History at the University of Texas at Austin.

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(This book) highlights with rare clarity black peoples' attempt to acquire wealth through entrepreneurship in a world often hostile to them. H-AFRICA This collection of essays is a thought-provoking contribution to the economic histories of both African and African American societies...it is the first major work to offer representative contributions from both camps. As such, it is likely to earn deserved recognition for bringing these historiographies into closer proximity, an idea long overdue. This is the beginning to what will no doubt be an extremely fruitful dialog. AFRICAN HISTORY, Vol 45, 2004 (This book) highlights with rare clarity black people's attempt to acquire wealth through entrepreneurship in a world often hostile to them. . . the book addresses issues not just dear to black people, but relevant to anyone interested in understanding economic and business relationships in a changing socioeconomic environment. H-NET REVIEWS

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